So the dynamic duo is now in middle school
They are all grown up and mature and no longer require close supervision to make sure they are getting along and playing nice.
Oh, yeah.. who are we kidding.
Basically I am on the verge of abdicating my throne.
(You did know I was queen of the household didn't you??)
Tonight my subjects were unhappy with their assigned homework duties of studying for their "top-o-GRAPHY" quiz tomorrow. (It's to-POG-raphy Jeffrey, I might have already mentioned that once or twice or fifty times this evening).
Frankly, I didn't know there could be so much bickering and fussing over who was going to make the flash cards and who got to hold them first. Apparently there is some mystical phenomenon that causes you to immediately rise several levels on the scale of awesome if you are in charge of flash cards. And anyone else who is NOT in charge of said flash cards might as well give up hope of ever even registering on the scale, now or in the future. I was unaware of this and am glad that my children are here to educate me.
I decided that I would allow them to work through their bid for superiority themselves and eventually they did work it out.
And work it out they did... because suddenly there was a moment of intense giggling and hooting which lasted far too long and was far too loud for any studying to actually be going on.
I stepped in and put a stop to that...
Yes siree... none of that "having fun when you should be studying" nonsense allowed in THIS house!!
and they immediately went back to arguing about who did a better job on the map of Mesopotamia that they had to draw.
I just can't win.